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Police say number of heroin related deaths rising
Police say the number of heroin related deaths just keep rising. It's a national epidemic and first responders say they're tired of seeing p…...
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, September 02, 2015 3:59:27 AM
Police say heroin related deaths rising locally
Police say the number of heroin related deaths just keep rising. It's a national epidemic and first responders say they're tired of seeing p…...CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, September 02, 2015 3:59:27 AM
Bibb County cheerleader coaches accused of stealing money from youth sqaud account
Two Bibb County women face theft charges. Sheriff's officials say they stole thousands of dollars from a youth cheerleading squad. Now the team doesn't have uniforms.NBC 13 - TV at Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1:22:13 AM
Alabama Tourism Department announces winners of online Barbecue Battle
The Alabama Tourism Department on Monday announced the winners of its Barbecue Battle – with over 1 million votes cast.
The department received votes online for the barbecue popularity contest as part of The Year of Alabama BBQ and many Birmingham-area favorites made their way into the top spots.
Lannie’s of Selma won the title for the Legends category, Saw’s of Homewood won the top spot in the Rookie category, and Jim ’N Nicks won for multi-locations brands.
Rusty’s of Leeds won the…...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1:02:07 AM
University of Alabama program aims to prevent sexual assault on campus
The alleged rape of a University of Alabama student has rocked campus. Multiple student organizations are trying to put safeguards in place …...CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:56:16 AM
TVA seeking public input on coal ash study
The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input on a study for closing coal ash storage sites.ABC 33/40 - TV at Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Historic home owned by Northport needs expensive repairs
A historic home owned by the city of Northport needs quite a few repairs - an estimated $110,000 worth.ABC 33/40 - TV at Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
State to sell cars, computers and more at public auction
Several items, including computers, smartphones and over 70 cars will be auctioned off by the state of Alabama.ABC 33/40 - TV at Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Birmingham PD investigating more homicides in 2015
Birmingham homicide detectives have had a busy year.Fox News 6 at Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Local police seeing low recruiting numbers
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– US law enforcement is falling under increased scrutiny and officers are being attacked and in some cases even murde…...CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 11:53:34 PM
Auschwitz adds summer ‘shower’ system, angers visitors
Visitors to the Auschwitz death camp were shocked to find what resembled showers installed near the entrance to the former concentration tun…...CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 11:24:11 PM
12 guns stolen from Birmingham gun store
Federal investigators are working to track down 12 guns which were stolen from a Birmingham gun shop over the weekend.CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 11:15:13 PM
Survey: More college students smoking pot than cigarettes
U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has replaced cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among under…...CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 9:45:40 PM
Drayer Physical Therapy relocates two clinics to U.S. 280
Drayer Physical Therapy Institute has relocated one of its 10 outpatient clinics off of U.S. 280 in Chelsea with plans to relocate another one along that corridor within six months
One clinic will replace Drayer's location in Greystone and opens this week at 104 Chelsea Point Drive.
The Chelsea clinic specializes in orthopedics, pediatrics, sports medicine, occupational rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, fall prevention, TMJ dysfunction, and spinal traction therapy. It's open f...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 9:34:37 PM
Crews respond to boat fire, explosion at Fischers Marina
Several crews have responded to Fischers Marina for a report of a multiple boat fire and explosion.CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 9:00:39 PM
New Alabama gun laws in effect
Lawmakers are hopeful that several new gun laws going into effect Tuesday will help protect residents.CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:27:53 PM
Tuscaloosa PD may be getting 100 more body cameras
The Tuscaloosa City Council is trying to help get the Police Department to get more body cameras for officers.CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:14:53 PM
Pelham schools enjoy $1.5 million surplus
The new Pelham School Board is enjoying a $1.5 million surplus after its first year in operation.NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:02:12 PM
Birmingham McDonald's tycoon dies at age 99
Max Cooper, the man known for popularizing the now-famous McDonald’s jingle, died at the age of 99 Sunday.NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 7:35:40 PM
Budget cuts could shut down Huntsville forensics crime lab
The Department of Forensic Sciences is detailing its plan should budget cuts become a reality here in Alabama.CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 7:27:25 PM
Couple arrested after meth bust, 2 children with DHR
A Jefferson County couple accused of selling meth and cocaine is in jail, and two children are in DHR custody.CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:29:57 PM
Suspect in Tuscaloosa assault turns himself in
...NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:17:37 PM
CEOs: Got daughters? How about women in the C-suite? Take our survey
Welcome, CEO, to a different kind of survey that we hope will shed some light on how men and women climb the ladder to the C-Suite at businesses in Birmingham.
The BBJ has a working theory that CEOs with sons and CEOs with daughters make decisions in the workplace differently, and we’d like to test that out!
Just answer these few questions and we’ll see where Birmingham stacks up!
Thanks for participating!
Cindy Fisher Crawford
...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:14:22 PM
How to contribute to Alison Parker and Adam Ward memorial funds
After the shooting deaths of WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward, memorial funds and benefits were organized throughout …...CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:08:07 PM
Latest: Police say slain officer was three-decade veteran
Authorities have identified the suburban Chicago police officer who was shot to death after chasing three men on foot.CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 5:30:01 PM
PHOTOS: Adam Ward’s funeral
CLICK to view a gallery of the motorcade and processional at Adam Ward's funeral.CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 5:20:29 PM
Man carjacked at his Forestdale Home
Jefferson County sheriff's deputies are searching for the armed man who carjacked a Forestdale man in his own driveway.NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 5:03:00 PM
Mother's Milk Bank of Alabama to open lab in Birmingham
The Mothers’ Milk Bank of Alabama is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon of its new Alabama pasteurization lab.NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 4:53:12 PM
Suspect arrested in the sexual assault of a 7-year old child
Hoover police have formally charged a 22-year old man with the sexual assault of a 7-year old girl.NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 4:06:44 PM
Bentley announces Second Special Session date
Tuesday, Governor Robert Bentley announced the second special session addressing the General Fund Budget will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Se…...CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 4:05:05 PM
Five things to know this week: Summer winds down; Football returns, Vestavia rebels
School’s in session and soon the state Legislature will be too – for the second time.
Here’s what you need to know this week.
1) Second time’s the charm?
Gov. Robert Bentley announced the Legislature will reconvene on Sept. 8 for another shot at approving a budget with some kind of plan to cover the $250 million shortfall. Let’s hope the Labor Day break gives lawmakers enough of a breather to make some sound decisions this time.
2) Football is back
The exc...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:58:06 PM
Alabama Power's renewable energy proposal gets PSC approval
The Alabama Public Service Commission on Tuesday voted 3-0 to approve a proposal by Alabama Power to construct up to 500 megawatts of renewable energy generation projects in the state over the next six years.
A spokesperson for the company said the decision will allow Alabama Power – a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co. – to meet the demands of larger customers that want to implement renewable energy to their portfolio, according to a report from AL.com.
Larger customers for Alabam...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:56:55 PM
New SEC Commissioner Sankey on what to expect this year in the SEC (Video)
New SEC Commissioner Sankey on what to expect this year in the SEC (Video)
...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:41:54 PM
Hoover Police: Seven year old sexually assaulted by intruder
A 22 year old has been charged in the sexual assault of a seven year old Hoover girl.CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:41:31 PM
Meet Birmingham's Fastest Growing Companies for 2015
Remember a few years ago, when many were saying "flat is the new up" and decrying the "new normal" in the business world?
Those days are gone in Birmingham, at least for many companies. The Birmingham Business Journal recently compiled its annual FastTrack 30 List of the Magic City's fastest growing businesses, and the companies on the 2015 edition are shattering any notions that big growth is gone.
You can meet the 30 companies in the gallery above, learn about their business models and...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:38:35 PM
Scenes from Brewing Innovation at Good People Brewing Co.
Scenes from Brewing Innovation at Good People Brewing Co.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:32:02 PM
How Good People Brewing became part of Birmingham's innovation economy
Brewing isn't a new industry by any means, but that doesn't mean Alabama's craft beer brewers aren't part of the innovation economy.
A large crowd gathered at Good People Brewing Co. today to learn about how the company is looking to innovate moving forward. The event was part of Innovation Week Birmingham, which kicked off yesterday.
Michael Sellers, co-founder of Good People Brewing Co., told the BBJ that around 700 apartments will open around them in the next nine months, which has sp...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:21:49 PM
Alabama one of nation's top small business employers
Alabama emerged as one of the country's leaders in a study by Intuit that measures small business employment throughout the United States.
The Intuit Small Business Employment Index is a measure of employment for firms with fewer than 20 employees. It is derived using aggregate and anonymous online employment data for approximately 260,000 small business employers, a subset of the more than 1 million businesses using Intuit Payroll.
Each month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 2:55:31 PM
Bentley says second special session will begin Sept. 8
Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced that the second special legislative session to address the General Fund budget will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
“The start of Fiscal Year 2016 is quickly approaching, and there is still no General Fund budget in place for state agencies to operate,” Bentley said in a statement. “There is still time remaining to pass a budget that does not drastically cut state services which will impact Alabamians. I look forward to working with lawmakers ov...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 2:45:40 PM
Naked man arrested for ransacking Wetumpka gas station, tells police ‘he was thirsty’
Wetumpka Police say a Jemison man is facing felony charges for ransacking a gas station in the nude.CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 2:42:04 PM
Alabama Governor calls special session
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced the date of the second special session to address the general fund budget. ...NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 2:38:04 PM
Brookwood to open joint primary care, sports medicine clinic in Leeds
Brookwood Medical Center has added a new joint clinic to its Brookwood Care Network, which now totals 18 locations around central Alabama.
Brookwood Primary Care-Grand River is a new primary care and sports medicine clinic set to open on Sept. 14 in Leeds and will be led by Dr. Chris Carter. Carter will have four employees working alongside him at the clinic. This is the first dual primary care and sports medicine location within the Brookwood Care Network.
John Melton, director of marke...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 2:01:27 PM
Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve ‘sin of abortion’
Pope Francis declared on Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion"…...CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 2:00:21 PM
Homewood Bank Robbery
Police search for bank robbery suspects at Homewood hotel...NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 1:19:29 PM
Auburn players have no concerns with Louisville, just ready to play
Auburn, AL (WIAT)-Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson and defensive end DaVonte Lambert met with the media Tuesday to preview their season ope…...CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 1:15:46 PM
In contempt of U.S. Supreme Court, Ky. county clerk refuses marriage licenses for gay couples
A defiant county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a ruling from the U.S. Supreme …...CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 1:00:15 PM
Grants make salad bars available to school districts across the U.S.
One central Indiana school district is ensuring all 8,200 of its students are offered plenty of fresh produce options, daily.CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 12:30:27 PM
Two people arrested in meth bust with children in the home
Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrested 2 people after finding methamphetamine and cocaine in their mobile home. ...NBC 13 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 12:19:14 PM
New open-container district to take permanent effect at Uptown this week
An ordinance allowing patrons of the Uptown entertainment district to carry open containers of alcohol in designated public areas outside of the district's restaurants and bars will take effect on a permanent basis on Thursday.
The ordinance designates an official entertainment district at Uptown and the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, in which patrons will be able to consume alcoholic beverages in special Uptown paper cups with the district's logo.
There will also be distinct s...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 12:01:25 PM
Homewood Police searching for bank robbery suspect
Homewood Police are investigating a robbery at the BBVA Compass Bank located just off of Lakeshore Drive.CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 11:52:42 AM
Crowdsourcing science: How Amazon’s Mechanical Turk is becoming a research tool
A growing number of researchers, from computer scientists to philosophers, are taking an interest in the "artificial artificial intelligence" offered by Amazon's microwork platform. Written by Matt Windsor This spring, Chris Callison-Burch, Ph.D., was in town to share an unusual approach to machine learning. This is one of the hottest topics in computer science: It is behind everything from Google’s self-driving cars to Apple’s Siri personal assistant.
Callison-Burch, an assistant ...UAB Campus News at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 9:09:47 AM
New partnership strengthens path to college for 9,300 low-income students in Alabama
As part of the UAB-led GEAR UP Alabama program, the Alabama Community College System will offer tuition waivers to a cohort of students in the Class of 2020 and 2021 students, as well as tuition assistance to parents. 8th grader Mekial Sherren holds Gear Up Alabama sign in pre-algebra class at Gordo High School in Pickens County. As students around the state settle back into their school routines, 9,300 middle school students in Alabama’s Black Belt Region are starting the school yea...UAB Campus News at Tuesday, September 01, 2015 8:47:16 AM
Grants available for community health projects
UAB’s Community Health Innovation Awards available to fund local projects aimed at community health issues. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 are available from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Community Health Innovation Awards , part of the One Great Community program. The awards will be given to local individuals and organizations that have good ideas for solving community health issues.
The Community Health Innovation Awards’ annual grant competition is a way for par...UAB Campus News at Monday, August 31, 2015 2:55:30 PM
Songs for Sight holds fun fair for children and teens with low vision
Children and teens with low vision can enjoy a special event at McWane Center sponsored by Songs for Sight. Songs for Sight, an organization benefiting low-vision and eye research, will host an event for children and teens with low vision at Birmingham’s McWane Center on Saturday, Sept. 12. The event will feature structured learning opportunities and a resource fair, along with a picnic supper, IMAX movie and McWane Center’s adventure exhibits.
Songs for Sight was created to raise awa...UAB Campus News at Monday, August 31, 2015 12:31:28 PM
UAB’s Oh receives prestigious lifetime award from AANEM
Oh honored with lifetime award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Shin J. Oh, M.D., professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham , will receive a lifetime achievement award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. The award recognizes the breadth and depth of his contributions to the electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular fields.
“Dr. Oh is internationally recognize...UAB Campus News at Monday, August 31, 2015 11:35:54 AM
Indigo Girls set to perform at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center on Sept. 23
The duo will perform classic hits and songs from their latest album “One Lost Day.” Photo credit: Jeremy Cowart American folk rock music duo Indigo Girls will take the stage at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. Concertgoers will have an opportunity to take a walk down memory lane as the duo performs old favorites like “Closer to Fine” and “Galileo” and introduces new classics from their June 2015 release, “One Lost Day.”
The Indigo Gir...UAB Campus News at Friday, August 28, 2015 12:04:07 PM
Lace up for Blazer Fun Run/Walk
Join UAB Employee Wellness for the annual Blazer Fun Run on Sept. 19. Join UAB Employee Wellness for the annual Blazer Fun Run Sept. 19. The fifth annual Blazer Fun Run/Walk, set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, offers faculty, staff, students and alumni the opportunity to get physically fit and learn about all the health resources, services and benefits available at UAB . Participants can walk, jog or run the 2-mile course , which begins near the Bell Building parking lot, followed b...UAB Campus News at Friday, August 28, 2015 9:23:18 AM
Kasman takes first place at International Keyboard Institute and Festival
UAB junior Aleksandra Kasman outplayed 33 talented pianists to win first place at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival. Out of a talented international pool of 33 pianists, University of Alabama at Birmingham junior Aleksandra Kasman took the top prize at the 2015 International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City on Aug. 2.
Kasman is a music major in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music and a member of the UAB Honors College’s Universi...UAB Campus News at Friday, August 28, 2015 7:39:02 AM
Tips on insomnia, snooze buttons, hot baths, putting phones away and more
Tips from a UAB sleep physician on ways to help fall asleep and wake up refreshed. Have trouble sleeping or waking up? You are not alone. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates 30-35 percent of adults complain of insomnia. It is common in groups such as older adults, women, people under stress, and people with certain medical and mental health problems.
Amy Amara, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist and sleep medicine physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham says there ...UAB Campus News at Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:45:09 PM
Organisers, students hail inaugural summer science camp
Shirley Sanders-Ginwright, Programme Director for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Centre for Community Outreach, revealed that the three-week camp was the UAB's maiden venture outside of the USA.UAB Campus News at Thursday, August 27, 2015 11:23:22 AM